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What are most using?
Synthetic or not?
It gets pricey and I'm not sure if it's actually necessary.
I'm thinking of running regular grade in the spring/summer/fall and synthetic in the winter perhaps to help get'er going when I'm on the lake ice fishing.

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I just run honda oil.They do make a synthetic but it's really not neccesary.
 

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I run synthetic. Just my perogative but ive ran it in my truck since i got it and its got 280,000 miles on it and dosnt burn a drop of oil. I think thats pretty damn good so who really knows?
 

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i have a 98 full size chevy truck 2wd. its had synthetic since day one, it has 202,000 miles on it and it dosent burn a drop either. also have a 1998 300ex that ive owned since new and always ran amsoil, i tore it down over the winter for the very first time and every thing still looked brand new. still has the original clutches from 1998 as well
 

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I have a Honda Civic and never used synthetic in it and it has over 258,000 on it and it doesn't use oil. Good maintenance has a lot to do with it.
 

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No that fact that its a bullet proof honda civic has alot to do with it to lol!
They run for ever my trucks turbo it really should be burning some oil but it dosnt and i can say its because of the synthetic more than likely.
 

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Yeah, studies show that oil works better. LOL.
 

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Yeah but hondas dont really need it there just that BA!:smile:
 

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can you use synthetic with foot shifter... needs to be wet clutch oil?? or does it come in that also?
 

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I have a Honda Civic and never used synthetic in it and it has over 258,000 on it and it doesn't use oil. Good maintenance has a lot to do with it.
that and the quality of the product are the 2 main issues there..


as for syns in the 4 wheeler it kind of depends. if you live in an extremely hot and or cold enviorment then yes syn would be to your advantage bc of its great flow properties in severe cold and it can withstand a ton of heat compared to dino oils... if you live in a moderate temperate zone like NC for instance its not really needed except ease of mind in the summer bc of the heat that the air cooled motor produces and the coldest part of winter.. with syns you get better start up protection, that is deff a good thing... but also keep in mind most of these wheelers are designed using 10w40 plain ole dino oil and there are many many of them still riding strong using it... the main key is what is in bold type above GOOD MAINTENANCE.. so use what makes you feel good as long as its JASO MA approved you are good to go.. dont confuse that with JASO D (thats d is for diesel, dont want that lol).
 

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What are most using?
Synthetic or not?
It gets pricey and I'm not sure if it's actually necessary.
I'm thinking of running regular grade in the spring/summer/fall and synthetic in the winter perhaps to help get'er going when I'm on the lake ice fishing.

Thoughts?
Incase you do decide to run synthetic, once you run it through your engine you shouldnt switch back to regular oil.
 

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What are most using?
Synthetic or not?
It gets pricey and I'm not sure if it's actually necessary.
I'm thinking of running regular grade in the spring/summer/fall and synthetic in the winter perhaps to help get'er going when I'm on the lake ice fishing.

Thoughts?
Incase you do decide to run synthetic, once you run it through your engine you shouldnt switch back to regular oil.
I dont think that is entirely true.
 

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What are most using?
Synthetic or not?
It gets pricey and I'm not sure if it's actually necessary.
I'm thinking of running regular grade in the spring/summer/fall and synthetic in the winter perhaps to help get'er going when I'm on the lake ice fishing.

Thoughts?
Incase you do decide to run synthetic, once you run it through your engine you shouldnt switch back to regular oil.
I dont think that is entirely true.
I've heard that before, but I don't really have any ideal. I don't really see what it would hurt to change back.
 

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You can mix the 2 or switch back and forth. The old synthetic had problems but the new is compatible with other oils. You even have synthetic blend witch is regular oil with synthetic oil.
 

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You can mix the 2 or switch back and forth. The old synthetic had problems but the new is compatible with other oils. You even have synthetic blend witch is regular oil with synthetic oil.
Yeah, I know you can buy the blend, so that wouldn't be any different than switching back and forth, would it?
 

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You can switch them. I will see if I can find a link to were it tells about the 2. If your running synthetic oil and need to add a quart and all you have is regular oil it will work. The one thing they say will mess up a engine is using too thick of oil. If it calls for 5w30 dont use any thing heaver it can cause issues with the engine because todays engines run on a titer tolerance than the older ones did.
 

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Interesting thoughts.
I have a 98 GMC Sierra approaching 260,000 and she runs like a peach. Never seen a drop of synthetic.
I've decided to run the regular oil in the Honda. I think it'll do the trick. I'll make sure it's changed on a regular basis....it's not a lawn mower after all. Now those puppies will run forever with or without oil!!! LOL.
 

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Yeah, as long as you keep it changed regular, it will be fine.
 
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